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New approaches to farming breathe life into rural NC communities
Monday, October 19, 2020
Eunice Hill came to Edgecombe County so Sly could fly. Sylvester ‘Sly’ Hill Sr. is her husband, an aerospace engineer from northern Virginia with a knack for tinkering, building and small details. At the end of a long gravel road just off Highway 33, the couple lives in a little brown farmhouse surrounded by herb gardens, animal pens, bee hives
Long lines form as North Carolina begins early voting
Thursday, October 15, 2020
DURHAM — Long lines formed at polling places across North Carolina on Thursday as the battleground state kicked off early in-person voting. Early voting locations that opened in all 100 counties of the high-stakes swing state quickly drew crowds. More than 500,000 people have already cast mail-in absentee ballots amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A Durham
Program turns inmates into entrepreneurs
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
RALEIGH – During a visit to an Orange County prison with a minister friend from Oxford, Brian Hamilton asked an inmate what he’d planned to do once he was released. The man replied, “I’ll get a job.” Hamilton thought to himself how tough that would be with a criminal record. “Why don’t you become an
Hang tight, more affordable senior housing on the way
Thursday, October 8, 2020
With another affordable housing bond referendum up for vote, the DHIC recently announced that it had secured financing for more affordable senior housing in Wake County. The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency awarded low-income housing tax credits to Booker Park South and Primavera – both in Raleigh. The developments will add 232 units for seniors
As Harris pitches to Black voters, some want to hear more
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
RALEIGH — Standing before Sen. Kamala Harris at a campaign event near a Raleigh barbershop, Marcus Bass asked the Democratic vice presidential nominee a pointed question: How would she and Joe Biden convince young Black voters their ticket isn’t simply the lesser of two evils? “I appreciate your question and the point,” Harris
State breaks ground on first park honoring African Americans
Thursday, October 1, 2020
RALEIGH – A plan that has been 10 years in the making is finally coming to fruition next week with a groundbreaking ceremony for the North Carolina Freedom Park. Project organizers said the park, the first to honor the African American struggle for freedom in North Carolina, is both a testament to the past and a beacon for the future. “It is an
Advocates offer solutions for black girls success in Wake schools
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
RALEIGH – A contingent of advocates for Black girls convened again last weekend to expand the discussion around what’s going wrong for Black girls in Wake County public schools and to offer solutions to change the narrative. The continuing virtual conversation began last month, hosted by The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute of Advocacy & Social
Harris to voters: Donít give up as Trump rushes court pick
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
RALEIGH — Kamala Harris urged voters on Monday not to be discouraged by Republican efforts to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election, charging it’s the GOP’s goal to make people feel like their votes don’t matter. “We will not give up, and we will not give in,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee said.
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Middle Creek High student earns Girl Scout award

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New approaches to farming breathe life into rural NC communities

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